BPOS Migration Experience

Well yesterday I performed our internal communication systems which were a mix of hosted exchange and on prem office communicator to Microsoft Online Services with BPOS.


I used all of the very cool and well oiled tools……

  • csv files to import all users into the system that wend very smooth
  • migration tool set to migrate form Hosted Exchange & IMAP to BPOS exchange
  • powershell to set mailbox permissions

I have a few disappointments in BPOS but I can;t really complain for the cost of it……..

  • Communicator mobile does not work presently but is rumored to in the future
  • Templates are limited in sharepoint, but you can add in anything to your sites which do note require server side changes.
  • No custom branding on the login screens or sharepoint names

Very cool things……

  • BES is kind of supported……no interface for it but you can get BES support for individual users
  • Signing tool configures everything correctly and works nicely
  • All support has been quick and corrected in a very timely manner
  • and best of all i have a 25G cloud based full exchange mail box now…..nice…..

Now planning for next migration.

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